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Research Associate III - Molecular Biology

Employer
Molecular Assemblies
Location
La Jolla, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Research Associate III - Molecular Biology

Molecular Assemblies is a San Diego-based company developing a revolutionary, enzymatic DNA synthesis technology capable of powering new products in industrial synthetic biology, personalized therapeutics, precision diagnostics, and eventually information storage, nanotechnology and more.

The Research Associate III you will work closely with the biochemistry and instrumentation teams to advance Molecular Assemblies proprietary automated enzymatic synthesis workflow. This collaborative position will advance enzymatic synthesis by optimization of existing oligonucleotide synthesis workflows to tie into downstream applications in synthetic biology.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years hands-on experience in an R&D laboratory or equivalent.
  • Strong molecular biology skill set, including PCR, DNA assembly, and sequencing.
  • Direct experience in synthetic biology (gene synthesis/DNA assembly/sequence design) a must.
  • Experience with experimental design and execution, data analysis, and troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency with NGS library preparation, sequencing, and data analysis is a plus.
  • Experience with liquid handling robots a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Strong work ethic, team player.
  • Strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills.

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL, EDUCATIONAL DISCIPLINES:

Minimum B.S. or M.S. with 5+ or 2+ years research/industry experience in lab environments, respectively, with degrees in Life Sciences (Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology) disciplines.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:
  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:
  • research: 2 years (Preferred)
  • industry: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location:
  • One location

Work Remotely:
  • No

Work Location: One location

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